Sunday, August 31, 2008

Israel Won't Allow a Nuclear Iran-Prepares For Independent Military Strike

The world has been put on notice and it can't get any clearer or more official than this. Basically, the Israelis have announced that they will do what is necessary with or without the assistance of the United States or the rest of the world to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, and have begun preparations to act alone if necessary, with the window of opportunity timeline being a year and a half to two years, until 2010.

Based upon this announcement and given the defiance of Iranian president Ahmadinejad and his refusal to cooperate and abandon his desire to obtain the bomb and destroy the Jewish state, we can expect to see a major war break out anytime before the year 2010.

Tags: Israel, Iran, Ahmadinejad

Gustav Heads For the Gulf as Condi Urges The Division of Jerusalem

A massive destructive storm called Gustav is headed directly for the Gulf Coast of America, and again New Orleans is directly in its path while at the same time, Condi Rice pulls a Solomon to split Jerusalem in two and the "palestinian" media is reporting that Rice is urging the division of Jerusalem.
"Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the seige both against Judah and against Jerusalem, And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: ALL THAT BURDEN THEMSELVES WITH IT SHALL BE CUT IN PIECES Zechariah 12:2,3

Will the leader of America, meaning President Bush, ever learn to take God and His Word seriously? Here we are three years later almost to the date after Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005 killed 1600 people in one of the worst natural disasters ever to hit America, and totally destroyed the area involved and President Bush and Condi Rice are making the same mistake all over again. At the time Katrina hit New Orleans, the killer hurricane had been forming and directing itself under the watchful eye and control of God himself while just prior to, President Bush and Condi Rice were again busying themselves with the division of God's land in a land for peace give away deal, forcefully uprooting the Jewish people from their homes in Gaza after years of settling there, and also forcefully uprooting the Jewish people from the "West Bank," or Israel's heartland of Judea and Samaria, to give to Israel's enemies known as the Gaza Disengagement. The area of Gaza where the Jewish people made their homes and were prosperous in whatever they raised in the rich soil of the area has been completely destroyed and taken over by the terrorist organization Hamas. And now President Bush wants to divide Jerusalem and give it to these same terrorist enemies of the Jewish people, literally putting a terrorist state inside of Israel.

Friends, there are very serious consequences for dividing God's land and Jerusalem, as He has warned all in His Word, and these are very serious times we are living in. Only the very foolish would deliberately provoke the ire of God, as is being done again with the negotiations of Jerusalem taking place behind closed doors. The Almighty God who keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. Psalm 121:4, and there will be a big price to pay for America's involvement in these secret or otherwise negotiations to divide Jerusalem.

The Bible is full of scripture where God used the weather to chasten and or to punish those who were in disobedience and direct defiance to his instructions. When we turn away from our creator God and slap Him in the face continually as has been done, God being a sovereign God can and will, I believe, use whatever means He chooses to humble us, including the weather, to get the attention of those who are not listening to what He has written in His Word. God uses all kinds of means to judge people and nations as the Word of God clearly reveals and one of these means is the weather. This is a major reason why it is of upmost importance to elect righteous officials within the government as ultimately, as a nation, we will reap what we have sown. Concerning the consequences of dividing Israel, I highly recommend the book "Eye to Eye - Facing the Consequences of Dividing Israel"
Let us all keep the citizens in the path of this storm in our prayers and pray for their safety.
Deadly Gustav Ready to Wallap Gulf Coast



Tags: Hurricane Gustav, Dividing Jerusalem, Hurricane Katrina

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Christian Girls Physically Abused by Denver Cops At Democratic National Convention

Even though these girls were given permission by city officials and police to write protest messages on the sidewalks with chalk against Barack Hussein Obama who supports abortion at the Democrat National Convention in Denver, they were brutally abused by the police for doing just that. Is this America one has to ask themselves and what kind of mentality would do or order such a hostile act against young innocent law abiding citizens demostrating their consititutional right of free speech? Story with pictures of the girls and event here.

Tags: Barack Obama, Democrat National Convention, Denver

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Living Free in Christ


Coming In From The Desert has a biblical lesson up that reminds us we can indeed live free in Christ, which is easy for us to forget because of our human nature. This is a very excellent reminder that there is absolutely nothing any of us can do by works to merit our most precious salvation that Christ Jesus has bought with his own blood shed on the Cross of Calvary for us. What we do with our salvation now we do for our Saviour out of love for Him and a debt of gratitude for what He has done for us, even though there really are no words or deeds that could ever repay what the Lord Jesus has done for us.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Israeli Companies Search For Oil Near Judean Desert

Two energy companies out of Israel seem to be persistent and convinced of the idea that there is oil in Israel the Jerusalem Post is reporting, and they may be right. For many years, there have been several who have speculated that there is oil around the Dead Sea area. If this is the case, this could have huge ramifications in placing "hooks in Gog's" jaws, drawing him and his armies down to Israel to take the spoil spoken of in Ezekiel 38:12,13 during Gog-Magog War. I believe this is another event that needs to be watched closely as we head further into the last days and closer to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.
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Two Israeli energy companies are convinced the best chance for finding oil in Israel lies at a site in the Judean Desert nature reserve and have stirred up a storm of controversy with their persistent requests to drill an exploratory hole.

The Israeli Parks Authority has in the past, granted permission for exploratory drilling, but environmental groups say any such drilling in this area would destroy the fragile ecosystem in this nature reserve which is the site of the potential oil source. More at link above.
This sounds very promising...
Update August 28, 2008 - Oil Drills Approved
"The drilling and extraction of oil could harm whole populations of rare species," the specialists wrote in their objecting statement. "We believe that the foreseen production does not justify the permit to severely and permanently harm plants and wildlife, as well as the landscape and tourists in an official nature reserve."

The drilling companies, on the other hand, believe there is plenty of oil to be found at the premises, and with rising global prices, declared the enterprise extremely profitable. They also claimed the oil was strategically important to the State of Israel, which is currently dependant on other countries for its oil supply.


Tags: Oil Near Judean Desert, Gog-Magog War, Ezekiel 38, Dead Sea, Israel

Trans World Radio Reaching "Roman Catholic" Territory in Europe With The Gospel

For centuries, countries in Europe and their people have been enslaved to the Roman Catholic priest and Roman Catholicism, who keep these poor souls in the darkness of Roman Catholic paganism and all of its worldly manmade sacraments and rituals, but now European countries no longer have to depend upon the Roman catholic institution to teach them the words of Jesus and His salvation message written in the Bible. Praise God that the true Gospel of Christ is going forth where Roman Catholicism has a strong hold. The true Gospel of Christ is not one of mysticism, but one of the utmost simplicity, and you do not need a priest to decipher it for you as "the church" wants you to believe. Jesus said in Matthew 18:3:

Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. The Gospel of Christ is so simple that a child can understand it.

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Trans World Radio is reaching out to some of the least evangelized countries of the world with the gospel.

It is estimated that less than five percent of communities in southern European countries such as Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, and Greece have a Bible-believing church. Tom Streeter, director of south Europe ministries for Trans World Radio-Europe (TWR), says larger churches throughout the area have often kept God's Word from the people.

"The church has said the Bible's too mystical, too deep for the average person to understand, so don't even try. If you have a question, [they tell them] go to your priest," Streeter explains.

But Streeter says TWR has been able to bring solid bBiblical teaching to listeners by placing Christian programs on secular stations. "The joy is to see the response from people, who turn on their radio, tune to a local commercial station that they're used to listening to and find a program that in very simple terminology explains the contents of the scripture, and they're amazed," he notes. "They thought it was impossible to understand the Bible."
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Thanks be to God for this wonderful news. Let us pray that the masses in southern Europe stuck in Roman Catholicism darkness are exposed to the true light of Christ.

Tags: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Paganism, Gospel of Christ, Trans World Radio, Europe

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Pope Pelosi Denies That Catholicism Condemns Abortion

Is it any wonder America is being destroyed from within? It's bad enough that worldly minded men and women of the Roman Catholic Church change God's Word at a whim, but we now have Pope Pelosi challenging the Roman Catholic position on abortion and competing with the Pope of Rome telling us that Catholicism does not condemn abortion!

Referring to Barack Obama's now-notorious answer to Pastor Rick Warren to the question of when life begins, Meet the Press moderator Tom Brokaw asked Pelosi, "Senator Obama saying the question of when life begins is above his pay grade....If he were to come to you and say, 'Help me out here, Madame Speaker. When does life begin?' what would you tell him?"


Excuse me, Pope Pelosi, but the matter of when life begins is written in God's Word and it is a very big issue to the majority of American voters, whether you acknowledge it or not.
You Formed Me In My Mother's Womb Psalm 139:1

"For thou has possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well."

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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Persian Gulf Showdown Coming Soon?

Persian Gulf Showdown? Kuwait Activates Emergency War Plans

Fox News is bringing to light the massive naval armada gathering in the Persian Gulf that I reported here. As Kuwait has activated its emergency war plans, you can listen to Robert Jordan, former Ambassador to Saudi Arabia explain what is happening, and as you will hear, he does not dismiss the liklihood that a Middle East regional war may break out in the near future. Keep watch and pray without ceasing, my friends.
Related story: Has The First Seal of Revelation 6 Been Opened?

Tags: Persian Gulf, Naval Armada Gathering in Persian Gulf, Kuwait

Update on Mosab Hassan Yousef, Son of Hamas Leader Who Became A Christian

Recently, I reported here that Mosab Hassan Yousef, son of Hamas West Bank leader, became a Christian and I have since come across an update today to his story from the Telegraph out of the UK and I think the world should know about this. Joseph, as he is now known, has a deep love for his family who he left behind in Ramallah for his new life in America as a Christian as it was impossible for him to continue living in such a violent environment. Joseph also gives us a glimpse of his future plans in this writing. As you read further, please keep Joseph and his family in Ramallah in your prayers. Joseph says:
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"I knew from the beginning my family would face an impossible situation. It wasn't their choice but they have had to carry it with me. It's difficult for my mother, she's crying all day long. Every time I talk to her, she's crying."

His mother, Salsabin, told The Daily Telegraph that she and her children were "in daily contact with Mosab" but she declined to comment further on his new life.

Mr Yousef said that his father, who has spent more than a decade in Israeli jails for his involvement with Hamas, was in prison when he "got the worst news in his life" - that his son had become a Christian and left Ramallah. "But at the same time he sent me a message of love.

Continues here
Tags: Hamas, Mosab Hassan Yousef, West Bank

Friday, August 22, 2008

The Players in Ezekiel 38 Lining Up-Turkey Considers Oil and Gas Partnerships with Iran

Keep your eyes on Turkey! With all of the events rapidly occuring today since Russia's new power bid in the Middle East and Europe, we can expect to see the remaining nations listed in Ezekiel Chapter 38 that are involved in an alliance against Israel, or the Gog-Magog War coming together very soon.

 As I have stated, according to Ezekiel's prophecy, Gog is the chief prince of Me-sheck and Tubal, and Tubal today is the nation of Turkey, who is also a NATO nation and considered an ally of the United States and more importantly, Israel. This could change very rapidly now as Turkey is considering an energy alliance with Iran.

  • Turkey Considers Oil and Gas Partnerships with Iran
    August 22, 2008

    Turkey’s energy minister is heading to Tehran to discuss cross-border oil and gas investment, but geopolitical issues may be in the pipeline.

    Turkey–Iran Relations: More than Gas?
    Turkish Energy Minister Hilmi G├╝ler announced on Monday he is heading to the Iranian capital within the next two weeks to mull with officials ways to invest in Iran’s South Pars gas fields and a pipeline project, despite disapproval from Western countries, particularly the United States. Source
And here: Turkey Bows To The Dark Side

And here: As US Looks to Improve Ties, Libya Positions Itself in Russia's Corner Tuesday, August 19, 2008

(CNSNews.com) – At a time when the U.S. is moving towards full normalization of relations with LIBYA, Muammar Gaddafi’s son has made it clear that the North African nation is looking to Russia as its strategic partner. Source

In the right side bar, I have put up a short, very informative video "Amazing Prophecy: What's Up With Turkey" that is very relavent in   showing  how Turkey is shaping up to fit into Ezekiel's prophetic plan.  Be sure to watch it.

Related Story: Russia-Georgia War: Preparing for Ezekiel's War?

Damascus Date With Destiny About To Be Fulfilled as Russian Flotilla Heading For Syrian Port


It appears that the Russians are moving in and plan on staying for awhile as a big Russian flotilla led by Admiral Kuznetsov carrier heads for the Syrian port, DEBKAFile is reporting:

"DEBKAfile’s military sources disclose that a powerful Russian naval contingent, led by the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov , left Murmansk on the Barents Sea Aug. 18 to dock at the Syrian Mediterranean port of Tartus Saturday, Aug. 23. It includes the Russian Navy’s biggest missile cruiser Moskva and at least four nuclear missile submarines." More

This brings us to the matter of Isaiah 17, and the destruction of Damascus and Damascus' date with destiny that I very briefly spoke about here that I believe will soon be fulfilled. Damascus, Syria has been around since the biblical patriarch Abraham and the Apostle Paul, but the Bible foretells its destruction in the well known biblical passages of Isaiah Chapter 17. Isaiah tells us that Damascus will cease being a city and will become a heap of ruins in the very first verse of Chapter 17. Damascus has never before stopped being a city, nor has it ever been destroyed in times past.

Isaiah amazingly even tells us who will cause the destruction of Damascus in verse nine:
  • In that day shall his strong cities be as a forsaken bough, and an uppermost branch, which they left because the children of Israel; and there shall be desolation.
God's prophet Jeremiah confirms what Isaiah has written in Jeremiah Chapter 49. Speaking of Damascus in verses 23 thru 27, Jeremiah says that "there is sorrow on the sea; it cannot be quiet. 23 Damascus is waxed feeble, and turneth herself to flee, and fear hath seized her: anguish and sorrows have taken her, as a woman in travail. 24 Therefore her young men shall fall in her streets, and all the men of war shall be cut off in that day, saith the LORD of hosts." 26

Israel will do what it has to do to survive, as it has in the past major wars of 1948, 1956, 1967 , 1973 with its hostile Arab neighbors and Damascus, Syria this time will be completely destroyed. The stakes are high in this fight for Israel's survival because it's a matter of destroy or be destroyed, and this war will involve nukes. Prime Minister Olmert has issued a statement with a very ominous warning in ynetnews August 19, 2008:

Olmert: No Holding Back Against HizbullahPrime minister tours Homefront Command bases, responds to the possibility of renewed attacks in northern Israel, states Israel will go all out if 'Lebanon becomes a land of Hizbullah'
It's no secret that Hizbullah is supplied and sponsored by Syria, and the Syrian government continues to provide political and material support to Hizbullah and political support to Palestinian terrorist groups. Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), HAMAS, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PLFP), and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command (PFLP-GC), among others, base their external leadership in Damascus, and Hizbullah is operating just a few miles north of Israel, and by what P.M. Olmert has stated in the above article, it's not business as usual. This sounds very serious and I think he means business:
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"If Lebanon becomes a "land of Hizbullah", however, the rules of the game will apparently change. Olmert suspects that a Hizbullah-led Lebanon will lead to a war in which Israel will be under a comprehensive attack. "There will no longer be a situation of distant fighting, where major cities continue with life as usual. The war will reach the cities and homes of Israeli citizens and our enemy's objective will be to target the homefront," he elaborated.
At that point, "we will be forced to bring an end to hostilities quickly, at the smallest possible cost, using our comparative advantage," Olmert said.

As Christians, we need to be in prayer for Israel and each other, and the lost as we watch these biblical events happen right before our very eyes.
August 22, 2008 Israel-Russian Relations in Deep Chill

Related Story: Is Assad And Syria Next?

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Rabbi's First Amendment Rights Challenged

Rabbi Fights Order to Halt home Prayer Meetings

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.— The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution"
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Folks, don't be surprised if attempts to take away your freedom to practice your Christian faith, or to have your "home church" or Bible Club meetings in your own home challenged in the not too far off future. The case in question in the following article is attempting to do just that with a Jewish Rabbi and take away his First Amendment right to have fellowship with others of his orthodox Judaism faith in his home.

“What’s concerning is the precedent of saying to anyone in the city of Portland, ‘How you exercise your religious practices in your home is going to be limited,’ “ said Eric C. Smith, congregational outreach coordinator for the Maine Council of Churches. More

Tags: First Amendment, Orthodox Judaism, Home Church

Eckankar Seminar Helps People Find God In "New Ways"

First Todd Bentley, now Eckankar, people are looking for God in all the wrong places. There's a "new way" to "find God", which really isn't new at all, being promoted through a workshop seminar in San Antonio, TX known as Eckankar, which in realiy is New Age Spirituality and New Age Eastern Mysticism, and has nothing to do with God or Christianity. I had never heard of Eckankar, so I am presuming many others are not aware of it as well. We need to stay one step ahead of these New Age fakes and alert others as the wolves are out to devour the sheep in these last days. To learn more about Eckankar, read on:

Relax your body, close your eyes and sit in a room filled with complete silence. When the buzzing noise emanating from all corners of the room begins to fill your ears, you've got it — you've heard the sound of God, says an Eckankar follower.

Sitting grouped around tables, men and women of all ages shared memories of recurring dreams, out-of-body experiences, and feelings of deja vu. Some remember easing through the air in flight, others recall knowing their way around places they have never been to. More

Jesus said:
"Behold, I stand at the door and knock: if any may hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to , and will sup with him, and he with me." Revelation 3:20

"To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice; and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers." John 10:3-5

"My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me": John 10:27

Tags: Todd Bentley, New Age Spirituality, Eastern Mysticism, Eckankar, Christianity, Contemplative Prayer

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Huge U.S. Naval Armada Gathering in the Persian Gulf












Something is up in the Persian Gulf. While the Russia-Georgia War has been dominating the news in the past week, and the Todd Bentley fiasco has commanded the attention from Christians non-stop since April, something very big and prophetic may be coming down right under our noses that compels our attention. Is the prophecy concerning the destruction of Damascus written in Isaiah 17:1 about to be fulfilled? There is a huge U.S. Naval armada gathering in the Persian Gulf and nobody seems to know why. Are the Israelis preparing to take out Iran's nukes? Condi Rice's statement from the Jerusalem Post gives Israel the green light.

Aug 10, 2008
Rice: Israel Can Decide For Itself On Iran
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice defended Israel's right to make its own decision about whether it takes military action against Iran, in an interview released over the weekend.

"We don't say yes or no to Israeli military operations. Israel is a sovereign country," she said in response to a question from The Politico Web site as to whether she was concerned that America would be blamed in the case of an IDF attack on the Islamic Republic

Is it all just a coincidence that Syria's President Assad is visiting Putin in Moscow this week, who is also sending an aircraft carrier to the area, shown in the picture above?

Russia Sends Aircraft Carrier To Syria
Senior Army strategist Bob Maginnis says he doesn't know if a huge U.S. Naval armada gathered in the Persian Gulf is conducting an exercise, displaying a show of force, or poised to do something bigger.
In recent days military sources have revealed that three new American flotillas have arrived in Middle Eastern waters to join two other carrier groups already there. The marshalling of such a vast armada of more than 40 carriers, warships, and submarines has not been seen since just before the 2003 US -led invasion of Iraq.

Lt. Colonel Bob Maginnis (USA-Ret.) is not sure if this means a major operation may be coming. "Whether or not the current scenario is to participate in an exercise, show of force, or is involved in a future operation, that's to be determined," he contends. "But clearly it's a lot of combat power in one area." Whatever is going on, says the Pentagon advisor, appears to be connected with Iran. "Given what has been going on between Iran and the United States and the Western World, one can't help but wonder whether or not Israel or the United States or perhaps both are planning to do something other than watch the current situation with Iran," he adds. Maginnis does not think the crisis in Georgia will have an immediate impact with what the U.S. is doing in the Gulf. Source

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Clay Tablet Discovery Declares Truth of the Old Testament

Biblical archaeological discoveries are full of authetic evidence that verify God's written Word of the Old Testament.If you're a biblical archaeological junkie like me, you'll love this fascinating truth revealed through a small clay tablet which originated near Baghdad and dates back to the King of Babylon Nebuchadnezzar.

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A landmark archaeological discovery found in the British museum gives proof of Old Testament truth August 19, 2008

An expert on ancient Babylon, Dr. Michael Jersey of Vienna, has discovered a small clay tablet located in the British museum that is a landmark archaeological discovery and provides proof of the Old Testament's veracity.
Though the tablet was unearthed near Baghdad in 1920, only recently has it been deciphered by Dr. Jersey which led to the discovery of the records of a donation of gold by the chief eunuch of King Nebuchadnezzar. Dr. Jersey quickly consulted Jeremiah 39 where he found the man's name listed as one of Nebuchadnezzar's top ministers who actually took part in the destruction of the first Temple in Jerusalem 2,500 years ago Source

Tags: King Nebuchadnezzar, Biblical Archaeology, Old Testament, Baghdad, clay tablet in British museum

Monday, August 18, 2008

Russia Planning To Install Nuclear Missles For Syria

Russia's Putin is looking for a war to start, and may get his wish soon. Does he think Israel is going to sit around and watch nuclear missles be installed in Syria? Or that the God of Israel is just going to let Israel's enemy Syria destroy her? Syria's prophetic future is one of doom . While Putin and Syrian President Assad scheme Israel's destruction, He who sits in the heavens laughs. Psalm 2:2-4

Putin may be signing Syria's death certificate by even thinking of installing any missles in Syria, as Damascus has a date with destiny yet to be fulfilled. Isaiah 17:1 "The burden of Damascus. Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap." I am inclined to believe that this is the next prophetic event to happen as the Russians supply Syria with weapons and assist their evil friend from Iran who is out to destroy Israel; and this could very well take place in the very near future. From Hot News Turkey:

Russia considers nuclear missiles for Syria, BalticRussia is planning to install Iskander surface missiles in Syria and its Baltic enclave of Kaliningrad, in a response to United States missile interceptors in Poland and U.S.-Israeli military aid to Georgia, an Israeli news agency reported on Monday.

Moscow seems to be eying Poland, the Middle East, and possibly Ukraine, as the main arenas for its reprisals, as Russia is reported to plan arming warships, submarines and long-range bombers in the Baltic and Middle East with nuclear warheads, DEBKAfile reported.

The plan includes the establishment of big Russian military, naval and air bases in Syria and the release of advanced weapons systems withheld until now to Iran, with the S-300 air-missile defense system, and the nuclear-capable Iskander to Syria. More

Fear Of New Mid East 'Cold War' As Syria Strengthens Military Alliance With Russia
Related Story: Huge U.S. Naval Armada Gathering in the Persian Gulf

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Muslims Converting to Christianity in Droves

Recently, a muslim left a message on my site telling me that Jesus was not crucified on the cross, he was a "peaceful muslim," and that he believed in Jesus. He then invited me to partake on his muslim forum. Friends, if you have a muslim tell you this, don't be fooled; this is quite a typical response from a muslim toward Christianity, in an attempt to lure Christians away from the cross of Christ, as any Christian that has read or is familiar with the teachings of Islam [which by the way, are public knowledge on the internet] know that the Jesus the muslims believe in is not the same Jesus of the Bible. Muslims do not believe that God had a Son, nor do muslims believe that Jesus Christ was crucified to atone for the sins of the human race with His blood. It's really quite simple.The truth is if muslims believed as Christians believe, then they would not be persecuting and torturing Christians or throwing them out of their countries, or converting to Christianity in droves in Middle Eastern countries. More here, and here.

Muslims Convert to Christianity, Islam

Friday, August 15, 2008

Life After Todd Bentley and Lakeland

Lots of people seem to be seeking answers now that Todd Bentley's Lakeland fiasco is over and from  this article out of Charisma, there are some angry folks who I get the impression from, seem to be pointing the finger because they've been taken by this impostor Todd Bentley.  It's always easier to blame someone else for our own shortcomings and mistakes, but the truth is, these folks should have been reading their Bibles themselves and seeking Jesus Christ, the lover of their souls and saturating themselves with God's Word, instead of seeking after false signs and lying wonders.

  • But this week, a few days after the Canadian preacher announced the end of his visits to Lakeland, he told his staff that his marriage is ending. Without blaming the pace of the revival for Bentley’s personal problems, his board released a public statement saying that he and his wife, Shonnah, are separating. The news shocked Bentley’s adoring fans and saddened those who have questioned his credibility since the Lakeland movement erupted in early April. Continues
Related Story: Todd Bentley Files For Separation From Wife

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Georgia-Russia War Still On in Spite of Truce

Russian Convoy Heads Into Georgia, Violating Truce
Russia Military On The Move, But Where Are They Going? - BBC Video
Wednesday-- August 13, 2008
OUTSIDE GORI, Georgia (AP) - Russian troops and paramilitaries thrust deep into Georgia on Wednesday, rolling into the strategic city of Gori and violating the truce designed to end the six-day war that has uprooted 100,000 people and scarred the Georgian landscape.
Georgian officials said Gori was looted and bombed by the Russians, who denied the claim. An AP reporter later saw dozens of tank and military vehicles leaving the city, roaring southeast. Continues
Bush Warns Russia on Georgia
``Russia's ongoing actions raise serious questions about its intentions in Georgia and the region,'' Bush said today at the White House in Washington. He said he was concerned about reports that Russian forces continue to move through Georgia in spite of an agreement on a cease-fire. More
Related Stories: Russia-Georgia War: Preparing For Ezekiel's War?
Georgia, Russia and Ezekiel 38
Tag: Georgia-Russia War,

The Isaiah Scroll


Jerusalem Some Israelis have described being moved almost to tears by a rare viewing of the Great Isaiah Scroll, the best preserved and most complete Dead Sea biblical scroll, on special exhibit this summer at the Shrine of the Book at the Israel Museum for the first time in 40 years.

The familiar, unfulfilled prophecy of the 2,100-year-old scroll — “and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more” — undoubtedly arouses emotion here. But there is also a thrill born of ordinary people being able to read, and at least partly understand, an ancient Hebrew text.


More from The New York Times

Tag: Isaiah Scroll, Dead Sea Biblical Scroll

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Masab-Joseph Son of West Bank Hamas Leader Becomes West Coast Christian

Out of darkness and into the light....
Mosab Hassan Yousef, West Bank Hamas Leader Son, Becomes West Coast Christian,

Turns His Back On Islam-- Exclusive Interview on video here from Fox News
Hear and read this remarkable young man's story, and please keep him in your prayers.

  • Mosab Hassan Yousef is an extraordinary young man with an extraordinary story. He was born the son of one of the most influential leaders of the militant Hamas organization in the West Bank and grew up in a strict Islamic family.

    Now, at 30 years old, he attends an evangelical Christian church, Barabbas Road in San Diego, Calif. He renounced his Muslim faith, left his family behind in Ramallah and is seeking asylum in the United States.

Related Story: Muslims Converting to Christianity in Droves

Related Story: Fox News Special Report "Escape From Hamas" With Mosab Hassan Yousef on You Tube Videos

Tags:Masab Hassan Yousef, Hamas, West Bank, Christian, Islam, Muslim

Todd Bentley Files For Separation From Wife

The Lakeland Ledger is reporting that Todd Bentley of the Florida Outpouring in Lakeland has filed for separation from his wife.

Separation May End Bentley's Lakeland Appearances

Todd Bentley, the evangelist who has led the Florida Outpouring revival here in Lakeland since April 2, has filed for separation from his wife and might not return to the revival, according to his former local spokesperson, Lynne Breidenbach. She said Bentley made the announcement to his staff this afternoon. Bentley and his wife, Shonnah, have two daughters and a son and are Canadian citizens. Under Canadian law, separation is a first step in divorce proceedings and takes nine months. Bentley and his wife have been in marriage counseling for several months, Breidenbach said. She called the situation "very sad" but insisted it "doesn't invalidate what Todd did" at the revival.

Breidenbach, who said her contract with Bentley's Fresh Fire ended today, said it is not clear whether Bentley will make further appearances at the revival. About two weeks ago, Bentley announced he would leave the revival on Aug. 23 in order to resume his traveling evangelistic work. The Fresh Fire Ministries Web site indicates that a September appearance by Bentley in England has been postponed. Stay tuned for further information.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Israelis in Georgia Warn of Impending Disaster

Full-Scale Ground Invasion Begins in Georgia War with Russia

Jews stuck in the middle of the Georgia war with no way out fear for their lives. Please keep these people in your prayers.
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Dozens of Israelis spending what was a rather uneventful summer vacation in the Caucasus found themselves in the middle of a war zone in the past few days, and are now desperate to get back to Israel.

Access denied
"The people here are nervous because they can't get out of Georgia. The overall felling is that battles may erupt in Tbilisi's streets at any moment. You can here the Russian jest flying overhear. It is very unnerving," he said.
Litinsky plans to try and reach the city of Gori, which is adjacent to the South Ossetian border, in order to help the local Jewish community. "We'll be traveling in a diplomatic vehicle, hoping that will protect us from any fire," he added.

Meir Zarovsky, who is in Tbilisi as part of an organized tour of the Caucasus, told Ynet about the situation in the city: "We heard the bombing over night and we are at out wits' end. There is no one to give us updates about what's going on. We demand to be extracted from this place. It feels like we're an hour away from disaster. (The state) has to get us out of here." More

Georgia 'Overrun' by Russian Troops as Full-Scale Ground Invasion Begins


Tags: War in Georgia, The Israel-Georgia War Connection

An Israeli Analysis on the Georgia-Russia War

From the Jerusalem Post, "Israel Tiptoes Around Conflict"

When looking at the Georgian-Russian flare-up from an Israeli perspective, there are a couple of key things to keep in mind.

The first is that this is not about us, and although there is an Israeli angle in that local companies have sold arms to Tbilisi and trained units of the Georgian army, there is not a significant Israeli component to this story.

The estimated $300 million to $500m. in weapons and training that Israel has sold to Georgia over the last decade is not what has equipped the Georgians for a war with Russia.

Israel knows this, as do both the Georgians and the Russians. Israel sold arms, and allowed ex-officers to help train the military there, as did numerous other countries, including the US, France and Ukraine. This is not about us. Continues
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*Unfortunately, according to Ezekiel's prophecy, it is all about Israel.
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Tag: Israel, Georgia-Russia War, Ezekiel's War

Sunday, August 10, 2008

The Israel-Georgia-Russia War Connection

The dots are starting to connect. Adding to my previous post, Russian-Georgia War: Preparing For Ezekiel's War? one might wonder how is Israel involved in all of this at the moment with the Russian-Georgia War that could lead to the very possibility of inserting the "hook in the jaw"; the Gog-Magog aka Ezekiel's War? Debka File has the goods about this.

  • Georgian tanks and infantry, aided by Israeli military advisers, captured the capital of breakaway South Ossetia, Tskhinvali, early Friday, Aug. 8, bringing the Georgian-Russian conflict over the province to a military climax. Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin threatened a "military response." Continues at DebkaFile
The Jerusalem Post is also covering this huge event that has the potential to take a major leap forward in the fulfillment of biblical prophecy.

Israel has repeatedly asked Russia not to sell top-line weapons systems to Syria and Iran. According to the report, the Defense Ministry, which at first was hesitant - hoping to parley this into leverage to keep the Russians from selling weaponry to Iran or Syria - then acceded to the Foreign Ministry's request.

Israel, according to diplomatic officials, now only sells defensive weapons to Georgia.
In light of the escalating situation in Georgia, the Foreign Ministry issued an advisory against travel to the area, and has called on Israelis already there to contact the embassy in Tbilisi, or the situation room at the Foreign Ministry, to let them know their whereabouts. The Foreign Ministry also decided to send reinforcements to the embassy there to deal with the situation. More

There's lots more news on the war in Georgia and the Israeli Connection from YNetNews out of Israel.

Related Story: Russia-Georgia War: Preparing for Ezekiel's War?
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Russia-Georgia War: Preparing For Ezekiel's War?




Friends, we need to watch the Russia-Georgia war that is taking place now very closely, as this may be setting the final stage and preparation for the hook in the jaw that sets off Ezekiel's War as prophesied in Ezekiel Chapter 38. I have written a full study here concerning my thoughts on Ezekiel's prophecy, and a short excerpt follows as it concerns this present Russia-Georgia war, and who these players are in Ezekiel's War, which is significant in my opinion,and bears close watching:

"Son on man, set thy face against GOG, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Me-shech and Tubal, and prophecy against HIM." vs. 2

And I will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaw, and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords: vs. 4

And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts, thou, and many people with thee, all of them riding upon horses, a great company, and a mighty army: 15

And thou shalt come up against my people Israel, as a cloud to cover the land; it shall be in the latter days and I will bring thee against my land, that the heathen may know me, when I shall be sanctified in thee, O Gog, before their eyes. 16

Who Is Gog?

GOG is the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal. He is a person and not a reference to a country as many have mistakenly referred to as GOG as Russia; but as you can see, Ezekiel calls GOG "the chief prince", or a powerful ruler; however, this is not to say that Gog does not come from this area to the north of Israel, which certainly is the land of Russia today; however, Turkey is directly north of Israel looking at the map above, and so is Syria and I am inclined, after looking at an ancient Bible atlas, to believe the area of Meshech and Tubal are in the area of modern day Turkey, and some portions of northern Syria and Iraq.

If you look at the ancient Persian Empire atlas above, the area of Cappadocia today is Turkey, and in biblical times would be considered the King of the North, as is Syria and Iraq,  and is predominately a muslim country, and according to God's prophet Ezekiel, Ezekiel's war mainly consists of a muslim confederacy of nations going against Israel, led by Gog.  In fact, Ezekiel calls Gog the chief prince of Me-shech and Tubal and infers he is from the land of Magog, which is in the region of Turkey, Syria and Iraq today, or the northern parts, in my opinion, and muslim nations, of which two have been trying to destroy Israel since Israel's rebirth as an independent  nation in 1948.

What Is Mesheck? Ezekiel 38:2

From Strong's concordance = drawing out Son of Japheth, grandson of Noah and progenitor of peoples to the north of Israel;; descendants of Mesech often mentioned in connection with Tubal, Magog and other northern nations including the Moschi, a people on the borders of Colchis and Armenia. Moschi was a people inhabiting the Moschian Mountains between the Black and Caspian Seas. The region of Mesheck is now considered the country of Georgia which is located in the southern tip of Russia and is predominantly orthodox Christian according to the CIA World Fact Book, and became independant from the Soviet Union in 1991. It sets on the northwest corner of Armenia and the northeast corner of Turkey, which is predominantly muslim.

Tubal = "thou shall be brought" n pr m
son of Japheth and grandson of Noah n pr terr
a region in east Asia Minor
perhaps nearly equal to Cappadocia
Fast forward to today's events, headlines from the DailyMail out of the UK read "The Pipeline War: Russian Bear Goes For West's Jugular."

The war in Georgia escalated dangerously last night after Russian jets reportedly bombed a vital pipeline that supplies oil to the West.

After a day of heightening international tensions, Georgian leaders claimed that the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline, which transports oil from the Caspian Sea to Turkey, had been attacked. But it is thought the bombs missed their target.

Their claims came after Russian jets struck deep into the territory of its tiny neighbour, killing civilians and ‘completely devastating’ the strategic Black Sea port of Poti, a staging post for oil and other energy supplies.

Reports last night also said that Russia had bombed the international airport in Tbilisi.

Georgian economic development minister Ekaterina Sharashidzne said: ‘This clearly shows that Russia has targeted not just Georgian economic outlets but international economic outlets as well.’
The pipeline is 30 per cent owned by BP and supplies 1 per cent of the world’s oil needs, pumping up to a million barrels of crude per day to Turkey

It is crucial to the world's volatile energy market and the only oil and gas route that bypasses Russia's stranglehold on energy exports from the region. More

Considering the close ties Russia has with Iran and Syria, both of whom are hostile enemies of the Jewish State, Iran's refusal to cooperate with the world's united appeal to halt its nuclear program and Iranian President Ahmadinejad's threat to wipe Israel off the map, this could escalate very rapidly into a full blown Middle Eastern War and a world war with Russia- and Georgia involvement, when Israel takes out Iran's nukes.

In order to move her troops to Israel for a future invasion, Russia needs to have control of Georgia and this is why this war between the two is so significant to the fulfilling of the prophetic event of Gog-Magog War IF or when Russia and or Georgia is militarily involved in this war.  This also could be a show of force on the part of the Russians in an attempt to halt an Israeli and or an American attack on Iran's nuclear facilities. Stay tuned, keep watch and pray always.

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Saturday, August 09, 2008

Obama Mocks The Bible

Hear with your own ears Barack Hussein Obama snear in a mockingly fashion at the words written in Leviticus, Deuteronomy and from Jesus written in the Sermon on the Mount in this You Tube clip


Related Story: Obama Numbered Among False Prophets

Is Russia Deliberately Attacking Civilians?

Anguish: A man cradles the body of a relative in the street after Russian planes bomb homes in Gori, killing five people











A wounded Georgian woman lies in front of an apartment building, damaged by a Russian airstrike, in the northern Georgian town of Gori Photo: AP
According to photographer the wounded woman was later helped by her neighbors and evacuated her to a safe area. Source

Let us remember as we pray to keep these people caught in the middle of this horrible event in our prayers and ask our heavenly Father to watch over them in Jesus name.

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Russia and Georgia are at war with each other in yet another war that broke out only a few days ago, and by the looks of these two photos here, it appears as if Russia is deliberately attacking innocent civilians. I myself have no idea concerning the dynamics of this conflict that is going on between the two, but I do know that it appears that the leadership in Russia has gone mad. For those of us who are not living in an area that is at open war with our neighbor, we can count our blessings, and remember that this could be any one of us lying on the ground wounded in a world gone insane, and pray for these people. According to Matthew's Gospel Chapter 24, and Luke's Gospel Chapter 21, and the events we see happening around the world today lining up with the words of Jesus and the biblical prophets, it's not going to get better until Jesus Christ returns. Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. Luke 21:36

Read more at the link about this conflict.
Georgia conflict: Screams of the injured rise from residential streets

Tag: Russia and Georgia at War

California: Homeschoolers Win Landmark Case

While the devil's playground appears to be getting bigger and bigger in California we can thank God that there are dedicated people taking a stand against the evil taking place in California to halt it. Satan, through evil minded people, tried to stop homeschooling in California back in February, and force God fearing and God loving Christian people to send their children back to the sin infested public school system in California. But if we stand on God's Word in faith, the victory is ours to have. "Be not ye afraid of them, remember the Lord, which is great and terrible and fight for your brethren, your sons, and your daughters, your wives, and your houses." Nehemiah 4:14

Here's the good news: Homeschoolers Win Landmark Case

Tags: Homeschooling, California, Homeschoolers Win Landmark Case

Friday, August 08, 2008

Detroit Mayor Spends Night in Jail on Unrelated Criminal Case

Above the law?

From the great halls of Capitol Hill in Washington, DC to state and local governments, there certainly is no lack of corrupted politicians as we witness scandalous political dealings of epidemic proportions. America's politicians reek with self serving corruption and crime of sorts.

This is just one of multidutes of scandalous cases concerning politicians that are becoming the norm in our daily news around America. This is all the more reason Americans need to boot out these criminals and corrupt from the political system and put in righteous men and women who will look out for the people who pay their outrageous and overcharged salaries with tax monies, and put a halt to unrestricted tax burdens placed upon them.
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  • "We are charging defendant Kwame Kilpatrick with assaulting ... police officers in the furtherance of their duties," Cox said.
    The latest charges pose yet another threat to the livelihood of the 38-year-old mayor, who has steadfastly remained in office while battling eight other felony charges and possible removal hearings by the City Council and Gov. Jennifer Granholm. The other criminal charges all relate to the text message scandal exposed in the Free Press in January. More

"When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn." Proverbs 29:2

Tags: Detroit Mayor Spends Night in Jail, Corruption in Politics

Public Homosexual Sex in San Francisco With No Arrests

"Up Your Alley" Cops look the other way...

Nude men engaged in multiple instances of public sex on a municipal street while police officers, on foot and bicycle, congregated nearby making no attempt to enforce public indecency regulations,
according to a report on the latest homosexual-fest in San Francisco.
The behavior was documented in photographs of an event called "Up Your Alley," which is sponsored by the same group that organizes the city's fall "gay"-fest, the Folsom Street Fair, on which WND has reported. More here
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This is the homosexual agenda, folks. This is what the MSNM does not tell you. While God's Word, the Bible does not specifically say "homosexual, "gay", or "lesbian", a sodomite is a person who engages in homosexual sexual behaviour, and is referred to in the Bible on numerous occasions as a "sodomite" and God's word declares it to be sin and an abomination before him. I Kings 14:24 reads "And there were also sodomites in the land: and they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the Lord cast out before the children of Israel."

The term "gay" means to be merry or joyful, while the term "sodomite" is associated with sinful and wicked in Genesis 13:13:"But the men of Sodom (aka sodomites/homosexuals) were wicked and sinners before the Lord exceedingly." Actually, what these sodomites of today have done is distort the Word o God by calling evil good, as a sodomite is certainly not "gay" in a biblical sense or any other sense at all. You will read in Isaiah 5:20 a warning against such practice. "Woe to them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter." No matter how you say it, the sin of homosexuality is detestable in the eyes of a loving God, and can be forgiven only through repentence and accepting the finished work of Jesus Christ, who died and shed his blood on the Cross at Calvary for the sins of the human race, including the vile sin of homosexuality.

Of course, these sodomites will call you homophobic and judgmental because as a God fearing Christian you stand up for the truth of God's Word and what once used to be an American society based upon the sound morals of God's holy word. But the fact is it is the homosexuals who are the ones who are afraid of having this vile sin exposed for what it is and have a political agenda to silence Christians because of their fear of exposure.

The sodomites are everywhere, infiltrating "churches". If you partake in a church such as this one in London, England, I suggest it is time to get out. No true Christian belongs in fellowship with darkness. In this video, a young Christian man interrupts the sermon of a homosexual Angelican Bishop in London, England, and calls for the Bishop to repent. The congregation begins to clap to drown out the words of the young man, who is eventually escorted from "the church."

Tags: Homosexual, lesbian, sodomite, San Francisco Homosexual Festival

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Has The First Seal of Revelation 6 Been Opened?

Richard Perry, in the following short 2 minute clip, believes that the first seal of Revelation 6:2 has been opened as of September 11, 2001 or 911, and gives compelling evidence that this very well could be so.
"And I saw, and behold white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer."


And in this video, Richard believes that the second seal of Revelation 6 could be opened anytime:


And for more on Operation Brimstone spoken of in the second video, go here.

"And he that opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see. 3.
And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword."4.
I personally believe it's time for the church of Christ to wake up as Jesus did indeed tell us in His Word to "watch"and pray. If we are to "watch",then certainly our Lord did not leave us in the dark concerning what to watch for and we indeed are to be watching for these signs as we look for His soon return to earth.

Jesus told us in Luke's Gospel 21 concerning the signs to "watch" for in the parable of the Fig Tree (concerning the nation of Israel)

"Behold the fig tree and all the trees 29: When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand. 30 So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand. 31 Verily I say unto you, this generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled. 32 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pas away: 33 And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. 34 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. 36

We need to keep our eyes glued to Scripture and what is going on in the Middle East, especially Israel as we look and wait for the remaining prophecies concerning the Middle East, Israel, Jerusalem, Iran and Iraq and surrounding Middle Eastern countries that are involved in prophetic events to be fulfilled in the near future. Going right along with what has been said and written about Operation Brimstone, I found this today from the Jerusalem Post:

Two additional United States naval aircraft carriers are heading to the Gulf and the Red Sea, according to the Kuwaiti newspaper Kuwait Times.

Kuwait began finalizing its "emergency war plan" on being told the vessels were bound for the region.

The US Navy would neither confirm nor deny that carriers were en route. US Fifth Fleet Combined Maritime Command located in Bahrain said it could not comment due to what a spokesman termed "force-protection policy."

While the Kuwaiti daily did not name the ships it believed were heading for the Middle East, The Media Line's defense analyst said they could be the USS Theodore Roosevelt and the USS Ronald Reagan. Continues at link

Tags: First Seal of Revelation, Israel, Jerusalem, Iran, Iraq, Middle East

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

China Cracks Down to Clean Christians Out of Beijing

China's Ongoing Persecution of the Christian Church Moves To Fast Forward As The Olympics Draw Near from WND
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China has made headlines in its efforts to clean smog from Beijing's Olympic skies, but word is leaking out that the government is also making efforts to clean Christians out of the streets as the games draw near.
"There's been a dramatic rise in cases of persecution that we've seen in the months leading up to the Olympics," a staff writer for China Aid Association, Daniel Burton, told WND. "We've received reports that the government wants to eradicate the house church before the start of the Olympics."

China Aid Association, an organization dedicated to helping persecuted Christians and founded by a man who escaped from China after being imprisoned for teaching Bible classes, maintains ties with China's underground church. Those sources tell CAA that state police have taken up a new tactic: compelling discovered house church Christians in the Beijing area to sign a covenant promising not to meet from July 30 to Sept. 30, the time period the Olympics and Paralympics are being held in the city.
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Also, from the Christian Newswire, three Americans were arrested in China standing in solidarity w/the persecuted Christians and victims of human rights abuses:
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Three American Christians Released from Custody After Arrests in Beijing
Group plans a press conference in China to discuss forced abortion and other human rights abuses

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 -- Three Christian activists were arrested in Tiananmen Square and forcibly taken into custody after displaying a banner that read "Jesus Christ Is King" in both English and Chinese. They were later released.

Rev. Pat Mahoney of the Christian Defense Coalition in Washington DC, Brandi Swindell of Generation Life in Boise, Idaho, and Michael McMonagle, National Director of Generation Life were standing in solidarity with the victims of human rights abuses, including forced abortion, religious persecution of Christians, and other denials of fundamental civil liberties. More at link

Tags: Beijing Olympics, Persecuted House Church of China

Steven Curtis Chapman Speaks To Press About Grief

Denny Burk, on his blog tells us that Steven Curtis Chapman will be featured on "Good Morning America” on Wednesday, August 6 at 7am. and again on CNN’s “Larry King Live” on Thursday, August 7 at 9pm Eastern Time speaking publically about the loss of his little girl a couple of months ago you may want to tune in and watch. More information about this is over at Denny's Blog with the lyrics and music to a beautiful song of Chapman's "With Hope." The inspiring interview from GMA is now on You Tube here.

For the Christian, death has no sting. We are not a people without hope. Our Lord, Messiah and Saviour defeated death 2,000 years ago when God resurrected Him on the third day, as foretold in the Scriptures.
I Corinth. 15:55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

"But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." 55:57

Tag: Steven Curtis Chapman

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Roman Catholic Priest Denies Jesus Christ Is The Only Way To Heaven

In this You Tube video, Larry King interviews a Roman Catholic priest who denies that Jesus Christ is the only way to heaven, which clearly goes against Biblical Christianity.

This clearly represents the unbiblical belief of universalism, or all persons are related to God and will be reconciled to God, and therefore accepts all religions leaving out the biblical belief of the necessity to repent of one's sins and believe upon the Lord Jesus Christ and His finished work on the Cross of Calvary for the atonement of sins for the human race.
Jesus said: Enter ye in at the strait gate; for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Matthew 7:12,13


My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:


And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.


My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. John 10:27-29


Do you hear the voice of Jesus and follow him only?



Tags: Roman Catholicism, Jesus Christ, Larry King Interview With Roman Catholic Priest, Biblical Christianity, Cross of Calvary

Saudis to Christians: Get Out!

Saudi Arabia Deports Christians
Those Accused of Worshipping in Homes Ordered Deported

It kinda looks like the Saudis aren't true to their word.... Read on
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More than a dozen Christians in Saudi Arabia who were accused by government officials of worshipping in their homes have been ordered deported.

According to a report from International Christian Concern, the Christians will be expelled tomorrow for one specific home worship service in Taif in April.

The deportation conflicts with the message stated just weeks earlier by Saudi King Abdullah, who called for interfaith dialogue and held a summit in Spain with a representative from several from several major religions.

"Deporting Christians for worshipping in their private homes shows that King Abdullah's speech is mere rhetoric and his country is deceiving the international community about their desire for change and reconciliation,"said Jeff King, the president of ICC.

"Three weeks ago, Saudi Arabia hosted an interfaith conference in Madrid, Spain. During the conference that took place from July 16-19, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia called for reconciliation among various religions," ICC said. Story Continues Here

Tags: Saudi Arabia, Christianity, Christians Deported from Saudi Arabia, Christian, King Abdullah

Monday, August 04, 2008

Kidnapped Pakistani Christian Girls, 13 and 10 Years Old, Forced to Convert to Islam

Pray for these two sisters who were abducted at gunpoint by a muslim man, sold and then forced to convert to Islam, with the 13 year old being forced to marry; also, please keep this story moving.
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According to Aftab Alexander Mughal, of Minorities Concern of Pakistan, Saba Younis, 13 years old, and Anila, 10 years old, sisters and Christians, were kidnapped on June 26 by a Muslim man Muhammad Arif Bajwa and then forcibly converted to Islam. When the matter came before the court, Main Naeem Sardar, District and Sessions Judge Muzaffargarh, on July 12, ordered that the girls are not to be remanded to their Christian parents because the girls are Muslim now.

The father of the girls, Younis Masih, filed an appeal to the high court where Muslim lawyer Rashid Rehman pleaded his case. The court did not believe that the girls accepted Islam by their own free will; therefore, the girls were sent to a 'darul aman' in order to be relieved of pressure on the part of Muslims. The girls will again appear in court on Aug. 4 and the case will then be decided according to the girls' statement.
"At least now the girls would be out of some pressure from those Muslims with whom they forcedly lived for 34 days," said Rashid Rehman, who appeared before the court on Masih's behalf, as told to Minorities Concern of Pakistan.

The girls were kidnapped by Muslim fruit vendor Muhammad Arif Bajwa in Chowk Munda, a small town in South Punjab. They had come from Chak No. 552, a Muslim-dominated village, to Chowk Munda to visit their uncle. Bajwa kidnapped the girls at gun point and told them to remain silent or they would be killed. The girls were then sold to another Muslim man Falak Sher Gill , a well-known criminal. On June 27 the girls were forcefully converted to Islam, and on June 28 Saba Younis was made to marry Gill's son Muhammad Amjid after receiving a fatwa (religious decree) from a Muslim religious leader, to justify their actions. Later on, it was disclosed that the Muslim religious leader was bribed to provide the 'fatwa.'

This is the second time, that Christian girls from this area have been kidnapped and forcibly converted to Islam and made to marry a Muslim man without their consent.

More here

Update August 23, 2008
Kidnapped Children Forced to Convert and Marry Muslims Lose Court Case


Tags:Christian Girls Kidnapped, Islam, Christian, Muslim, Pakistan

Kay Warren Says Church Is The Hope of the World

Has Jesus Christ Been Demoted by Kay Warren?

Speaking at the Ecumenical Alliance Pre-Conference in Mexico City, which is predominantly Roman Catholic, Kay Warren, wife of Rick Warren, has the Christian message distorted. She says here "the church is the hope of the world," whereas my Bible says Jesus Christ is our hope  in 1 Timothy 1 where the Apostle Paul writes: "Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by our commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope."  Further, the Apostle Paul writes to Timothy in 1 Timothy 2:5 "For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Jesus Christ." (AND NOT THE CHURCH)  Is Kay Warren deceived on purpose too? Come on Kay, you need to read the Bible. Kay says:

"If gender-based violence is everywhere, so is the Church," Warren said. "The Church is the hope of the world, and God's plan for dealing with the problems of the world. Whether dealing with violence, poverty, orphans or AIDS – if we don't start with the church, we are starting at the wrong end of the equation." More here

I pray Kay Warren will take a look at this very serious error in Christian doctrine and come to terms with salvation and hope for eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord, and not "the church."

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Emerging Church Leader Promotes Lifestyle Rather Than Faith


From OneNewsNow, Tom McMahon says emergent church proponent Brian McLaren is ashamed of the Gospel of Christ... Galatians 1:8 is quite clear where the Apostle Paul writes "But if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed."
The writer of Hebrews tells us that "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever." 13:8.God's prophet Malachi in 3:6 writes "I am the LORD, I change not."
God's Word or the Gospel of Christ, or Christianity is unchangeable no matter what Brian McLaren preaches or teaches, all Christians are to draw truth from God's Word and not Brian McLaren or any other man/woman who preaches another gospel. We must scrutinize everything we read and hear with God's Word concerning what these post modern teachers and preachers are telling us, and if it doesn't line up with God's Word, it must be completely discarded.
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Brian McLaren recently addressed 650 Anglican bishops attending the Lambeth Conference, a meeting he says was characterized by "a loving atmosphere" and "a deep spirituality centered in Bible study, worship, and prayer." McLaren tells ChristianToday.com that he envisions a new era for Christianity, which "is more about the Christian way of life than it is about a rigid and polemicized systems of belief."

"Tom McMahon, president of the The Berean Call ministry, says McLaren is obviously ashamed of the biblical gospel and is bent upon making it accommodate his own ideas about Christianity and "the Christian way of life."

"Once you throw off biblical doctrine, what do you have to guide you? This is to me a reflection of what Satan did with Eve in the Garden – this is Genesis 3:1, 'Yea, hath God said?' In other words, if you undermine what God had said, then what have you got?" he questions. "Well, you've got Proverbs 14:12, 'There's a way that seems right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death' -- or destruction." More

Tags: Emergent Church, Brian McLaren, Angelican Church, Apostasy, Deception, Christianity

Todd Bentley 'Revival' Ending Sooner Than Expected

From  The Lakeland Ledger, the tents will be coming down today.  I kinda think the false prophet Todd Bentley isn't drawing the crowds any more and it's because of all the news about this counterfeit and folks are catching on, and the money is just not coming in to keep the show going..

Todd Bentley Revival Ending
Published: Friday, August 1, 2008 at 12:01 a.m. Last Modified: Saturday, August 2, 2008 at 12:30 a.m.

The tents are coming down early at the Todd Bentley revival.

The Pentecostal revival, which has drawn hundreds of thousands of people since it began April 2, will move back to Ignited Church in North Lakeland after today's service, said Lynne Breidenbach, spokeswoman for Bentley.

The revival has been meeting in two large tents on the grounds of the Sun 'n Fun Fly-in since early June.

Bentley announced last week that he would leave the revival Aug. 23, and leaders said then the revival would continue at Ignited Church, where it started.

Breidenbach said Friday the early relocation would make the transition smoother.

Bentley is still scheduled to lead services the week of Aug. 18 , she said.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Israel: Archaeologists find Old Testament Seal


Another magnificent discovery has been unearthed in biblical archaeology as Israeli archaeologists in Jerusalem have found the imprint of a seal that belonged to an 6th century BC official in the court of the last king of Judah who was mentioned in the Old Testament.
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"How absolutely fantastic and special this find is, can only be realised when you hold in your hand this magnificent one-centimetre piece of clay and know that it survived 2600 years in the debris of the destruction, and came to us complete and in perfect condition," said Mazar. More
Here's another story about this find with more information from Haaretz out of Israel:

Archaeologists unearth proof of plot to kill Prophet Jeremiah

Israeli archaeologists have unearthed a seal impression belonging to a minister of the biblical King Zedekiah, which dates back 2,600 years, during an archeological dig in Jerusalem's ancient City of David. The finding helps corroborate the story pertaining to the biblical minister's demand to have the prophet Jeremiah killed. Continues at link.

Tags: Old Testament Seal Discovered in Israel, Biblical Archeology

Interview With Hamas' Leader Sheikh Hassan Yousef's Son Who Converted to Christianity

Earlier, I reported the conversion of Joseph, son of Hamas leader Sheikh Hassan Yousef, who converted to Christianity.

Following is the full interview of Joseph, from a California cafe, as written in the Israeli media Haaretz, wherein he speaks of his dad Sheikh Hassan Yousef, his life in Ramallah surrounded by Hamas members, and the relationship he had with his dad. He also speaks about his conversion to Christianity, when and how it all came to be, which I am confident will inspire you after reading his story. This is one interview well worth the read. This is a true miracle from God in the making and we can only pray that this story will touch and influence many others who are seeking a true relationship with the Lord of the universe, Jesus Christ. May the Lord watch over Joseph and keep him safe and may his testimony bring many more muslims to know the true God, through Jesus Christ

An excerpt follows and continues at link.
  • We met for the first time about four years ago, outside the military prison at the Ofer Camp, only about half a kilometer from the family home in the town of Bitunia, near Ramallah. His father, not a member of parliament at the time, was one of the founders of Hamas in the West Bank and one of the prisoners' leaders; he was supposed to be released after several years' imprisonment for membership in the organization. In order to arrange an interview with Sheikh Hassan Yousef (Abu Masab), I had to speak to his eldest son, Masab, who was expected to take an active part in running his father's political affairs in the future. When I saw him in the prison parking lot I was surprised by his unusual appearance, which deviated from the dress code expected of relatives of senior Hamas leaders. Without a beard or even a goatee, he sported a Western haircut, jeans and a motorcyclist's leather jacket. But the media uproar that accompanied his father's appearance made me forget his "improper" appearance.

Since then, the young man has hardly changed. He is 30 years old and has lost several kilos ("because I don't eat much"), his hair is short, he is suntanned and looks like just another young Israeli in California. Most of the interview is conducted in English, mostly so that his friend Ryan will understand. "As a child I grew up in a very religious family, on the principle of hatred of Israelis. The first time I encountered them was at about the age of 10, when soldiers entered our home and arrested my father. Until then I had never been separated from him. We didn't know anything about the circumstances of his arrest. His membership in Hamas was a secret matter, and we certainly didn't think he was one of its founders. I didn't understand anything about politics or religion. I only knew that the Israeli army had arrested my father repeatedly, and for me he was everything: a good, loving man who would do anything for me. More here:

Tags: Hamas, Christianity, Jesus Christ Sheikh Hassan Yousef, West Bank, Israel

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Hacker Attack At Files From Toni

To all of my visitors, I apologize for the interruption of service at Files From Toni Website this evening. There was a hack into my blog tonite, but praise the Lord, I was able to get it back up and running without losing any of my files. Interesting, the hack occurred very shortly after I posted the previous article concerning the Hamas leader's son who converted to Christianity. Could it be the enemy of Christianity does not want this information out? Please keep this site and our new Christian Brother Joseph in your prayers.

Tags: Hack Attack @ FilesFromToni.blogspot.com

Friday, August 01, 2008

Son of Hamas 'West Bank' Leader Sheikh Hassan Yousef Converts to Christianity


This is a true miracle!
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Son of Hamas 'West Bank" Leader Sheikh Hassan Yousef, Converts To Christianity, Embraces Israel

From Haaretz out of Israel, Hamas' Christian convert: I've left a society that sanctifies terror

A moment before beginning his supper, Masab, son of West Bank Hamas leader Sheikh Hassan Yousef, glances at the friend who has accompanied him to the restaurant where we met. They whisper a few words and then say grace, thanking God and Jesus for putting food on their plates.

It takes a few seconds to digest this sight: The son of a Hamas MP who is also the most popular figure in that extremist Islamic organization, a young man who assisted his father for years in his political activities, has become a rank-and-file Christian. "I'm now called Joseph," he says at the outset.

Masab knows that he has little hope of returning to visit the Holy Land in this lifetime.

"I know that I'm endangering my life and am even liable to lose my father, but I hope that he'll understand this and that God will give him and my family patience and willingness to open their eyes to Jesus and to Christianity. Maybe one day I'll be able to return to Palestine and to Ramallah with Jesus, in the Kingdom of God." More

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Tags: Christianity, Jesus Christ, Hamas, Sheikh Hassan Yousef, West Bank